Senior Linux Administrator IT Network and Systems Engineer with many years of experience in Internet and WAN topologies. Managed firing and hiring process to build a solid networking team Accustomed to working directly with CIO and VP level
Red Hat Linux (though v6.3, including CentOS and
Senior Linux Administrator November 2007 to CurrentMosaic － Omaha, Nebraska
Work with embedded Linux systems in network appliances Overhauled existing Linux based Terminal Services for 5x efficiency to save project Boot from SAN environment using IBM BladeCenter, Dell servers, Dell Compellent and Xiotech Implemented cloud based router and WiFi access point administration using Meraki Implemented and managed NxT1 services for Voice, VoIP, and IP traffic Worked with Red Hat Linux since 1998 release v5.2 (current with RHEL 6.1) and Linux in general since SLS distribution in 1993 Designed, implemented, and supported WANs Designed single image embedded VPN appliance to be easily customizable to customer's specific requirements Merged WAN networks resulting from company mergers allowing for highest reuse of equipment Worked with SMTP Gateway Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam solutions both on client server, and as the host of Application Service Provider (ASP) SMTP solutions for email Worked with VoIP software/hardware: Fonality, Polycom, Cisco, MultiTech, Asterisk Strong knowledge of Na.
IT Contractor August 2007 to November 2007Modis － Omaha, Nebraska
Average hours per week: 40 Brought in to do emergency redesign of Linux based terminal service cluster, else a two year project was going to be scraped Within two weeks increased efficiency in said system; was 20, became 100 users per server, saved project which fostered move to Linux thin clients on all desktops in 5000+ employee organization This was a three month contract position for Mosaic, with the same job responsibilities as Mosaic position.
I was offered a full time position with Mosaic after one month into the contact.
IT Contractor September 2006 to September 2008Novust Computer Systems － Iowa
Average hours per week: Variable Design team member of Ibis for fleet services using CAN bus, embedded Linux, and 3G (fleet version of OnStar/iDrive) System design/implementation (CentOS/Red Hat EL 4.x/5.x and Ubuntu) 3G EVDO mobile WiFi hot spot on bus fleets allowing for passenger use while on trips.
IT Contractor Average May 2007 to August 2007iMed Studios － Ames, Iowa
Hours per week: 10 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.x/4.x/5.0 & Windows 2003 server install/maintenance Wrote front end for CLI programs for simple/easy configuration by company web programmers Drupal site reorganization for pharmaceutical company's on line product information campaigns Diagnose and troubleshoot server and web page programs and scripts.
IT Security Director April 1997 to January 2006Oakland Corporation － Story City, Iowa
Average hours per week: 45 Network design and management, multi-location VPN solutions and design Developed Linux server designs with Red Hat v5.2 through Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 Performed all DNS, DHCP, and SMTP administration internal usage and for customer networks Merged network topologies with Cisco routers (56k, T1, NxT1, both in frame relay and leased line circuits), VPN network access, Point to Point, radio Point to Multi point, and xDSL technologies Created a VPN server solution based on Red Hat for both internal and customer's usage Wrote programs to electronically transfer data between remote customer networks and Oakland Corporation's network Used the above electronic data transfer (EDI) to allow our customer's customers to view their account information (http://www.farmerdata.com) Worked with MySQL and PostgreSQL at the service and command levels Managed internal and customer's SCO and Linux UNIX servers, including disaster recovery Wrote many UNIX shell scripts to be cross pl.
Dell Compellent Storage Center Advanced Administrator 2010-2012 - various Data Center electrical design seminars c/o P3 Inc. 2010 - Management Training courses Mosaic Corporate Training, Omaha, NE 2008 -Project Management Fundamentals Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE 2004 - Red Hat RHCE Certified: #803004356911742 : 2012Iowa Western Community College
Dell Compellent Storage Center Advanced Administrator 2010-2012 - various Data Center electrical design seminars c/o P3 Inc. 2010 - Management Training courses Mosaic Corporate Training, Omaha, NE 2008 - Project Management Fundamentals Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE 2004 - Red Hat RHCE Certified: #803004356911742 : 2012 Automotive 1
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